Preparing for Holy Week & Easter - A Message from Fr. Jamie Weber
Happy Palm Sunday!
We are celebrating a glorious Holy Week culminating with Easter in the church and in person! It will be such a different Holy Week than we experienced last year when we had no masses offered to the public. We did have a “Live Stream” option last year but it isn’t the same as it is to offer seven Easter masses with all of our parishioners and guests together in person. With the virus decreasing, we hope the attendance at mass will increase.
Know, if you have not been at Church, we have missed you and encourage you now to return and celebrate Easter with all the beautiful enhancements of the Easter liturgy. At Easter we have the smells and all the ambiance created by the music, the festive flowers, the incense, and the beautiful procession to the altar. We know the reason for all this enhancement of the Easter celebration is that the Lord loves us so much that He sacrificed Himself for us. He rose victorious from the tomb that we could be redeemed.
Celebrating the Resurrection in the extravagant way we do, should help us realize the joy we can have in our lives because Jesus has come back to life. Indeed because He has come back to life, our lives can be different.
The Lord's Resurrection becomes present to us through the great Sacrament of the Altar. Woven into the Eucharistic celebration is the powerful Word of God and the working of the Holy Spirit which enlivens and guides our faith and that of the whole Church. May we, in our lives, express the joy of having a life in Christ by living a holy life, a life that lifts us up out of the death and darkness that comes through sin.
May you and your family have a prayerful Holy Week and a Joyous Easter!
This hour long recording of a previous live performance by the St. Cecilia Choir reflects on the passion
and death of our Lord through the reading of scripture passages and choral presentations. This program
recreates the emotional aspects of the passion story – culminating finally with the death of Jesus.
is a somber yet poignant meditation to reflect, to grieve. And yet we know there is life and
rejoicing to come Easter morning.
Follow the link to listen to this powerful meditation.
Eastside Pastoral Region
on Saturday, March 27 at 12:55PM